Spanish is part of the Modern Languages research cluster, which provides a vibrant environment for both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship. Recognised as a centre of excellence for research into the languages, literatures, histories, linguistics, visual cultures, and cultural identities of Europe and beyond, the cluster is founded on a dynamic and forward-looking research ethos.
Research activity within Spanish is situated within an ideological framework which accommodates a balance of traditional and newer areas of investigation, and staff are actively involved in the following four cross-subject research areas:
- Eighteenth-Century Studies
- Gender Studies
- Latin American Studies
Staff have an established research profile across the spectrum of fields within areas which include:
- Enlightenment studies
- Golden Age poetry and drama
- Latin American studies
- Nineteenth-century Spanish literature and culture
We also have a strong record in supervising comparative and interdisciplinary theses across the different languages and disciplines represented in the School of Arts, English and Languages and with other Schools in the University.
" 'Because of the variety of research areas among academics in Spanish at Queen's University, students are exposed to a cross section of time periods, genres and geographical regions. The department encourages critical thinking in a multi-disciplinary environment, which, in turn, inspires postgraduate students to contribute to truly cutting edge research.'"Sandra Collins
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
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